Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Phenotyping for Acyclovir Drug Resistance - LG551


Sunquest Code:LSMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Order Instructions:Do not order.
Synonyms:Acyclovir Sensitivity; Herpes Simplex Sensitivity; HSV Sensitivity
Methodology:Plaque reduction assay
CPT Code:87252, 87253
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 16-25 days.
Special Instructions:This test should be ordered when HSV is continuously isolated despite continuous acyclovir therapy.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Test performed on clinical HSV strains previously isolated in culture
Container:Viral Transport Media (See Collection Instructions)
Collection Instructions:Collect specimens as per Viral Culture. Actively growing cultures in transport media, transport at room temperature overnight.


Processing and Shipping

Shipping Instructions:Actively growing cultures in transport media, transport at room temperature overnight.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Viromed)
Referral Lab number:138370


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:To determine if HSV strain is sensitive to acyclovir.


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